BY CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: The military on Thursday confirmed the killing of the New People’s Army (NPA) top bomb expert in Mindanao during a clash in the hinterlands of Surigao del Norte on Wednesday.
The NPA bomb expert was known only as “Alias Wolf,” the Ordnance expert of the entire Guerilla Front 16 of Northeastern Mindanao responsible for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices (IED) banned under the Geneva Convention.
Lt. Benjamín Elisand De Dios, the civil military officer, of the 30IB based in Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte, the clash took place in the hinterland village ofAlipao, Alegria, Surigao del Norte Wednesday morning.
De Dios said that the military is still checking the true name of Alias Wolf who reportedly came from KM 8, part of the village of Bolhoon in Surigao del Sur so that he could be turned over to the family for a decent burial.
He said that three high powered fire arms and various war materiel, including personal belongings were seized in the site of encounter.
Seized were one M16 rifle, one AK47, one AR15 rifle, one rifle grenade, one anti personnel mine, one Baofeng radio, 947 ammunitions for AK47, two AK47 magazines, three M16 magazines, landmine switches, one roll (50 meter) electrical wire, 10 pieces 1.5V batteries, one bandolier, medical supplies, rain boots, poncho tents, hammocks and other personal belongings. -0